Unveiling NHFPL’s Top Reads of 2023!

Hold onto your reading glasses!

As we step into 2024, it’s time to reflect on the literary adventures that captivated New Haven readers last year. We’re thrilled to share with you the Top 50 most popular books borrowed from the Library in 2023!

This list offers a fascinating glimpse into the literary landscape of the Elm City, showcasing the diverse tastes and interests of our community. So, grab your favorite reading nook and cozy up as we unveil the reads that kept New Haven turning pages in 2023.

Our Summer Beach Read Picks!

It’s that season when many begin their annual pilgrimage to local (and distant) beaches and attempt to achieve that summer glow!  What better way to entertain yourself while working on that tan than with a new summer beach read?    Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld Happy Place by Emily Henry The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand … Continued

The Results are in for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards

by Jennifer Gargiulo, Manager, Ives Squared It’s that time of year again, where Goodreads bombards it’s users with requests to vote on the Goodreads Choice Awards. Now, I’m all for book awards…I have even participated in and chaired awards committees. So while I’m not super fond of the way this particular award is selected, in … Continued

Doing Harm: Discussing Gender Bias in Medicine with Maya Dusenbery

Written by Rory Martorana It’s no secret that medical research has historically focused on cisgender Caucasian males. What happens to everyone else when medical symptoms present differently in their gender or race? Maya Dusenbery explores this in her book, Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and … Continued

What is fanfiction and is it worth reading?

By Rose Simpson, Community Technology Librarian Maybe you’ve been in a situation like this before: you just finished a popular young adult novel and you want to read more books like it, but you’ve already read all the similar books the librarians recommend. Or perhaps your favorite series just finished and you’re so excited about … Continued

photo of travel destinations hang on a wire above a beach scene with umbrellas on the sand - text says Armchair travel with your library card!

Armchair Travel is Easy with Your Library Card

by Tristan Evarts, Librarian at the Mitchell Branch “To travel is to set the soul free” While travel is still off the table for many, there’s an easy way to see the world from the comfort of a cozy armchair. While the art of armchair travel may not fully replace the wonder of strolling down … Continued